We are a nation of immigrants (other than descendants of Native Americans, who welcomed us with open arms or from whom we stole the land, depending on whose history books you read). We are also a nation who views children as our future (which may be hard to tell by how poorly we pay teachers, especially in California, but at least fiscal conservatives claim their hysteria about deficit spending is all out of concern for kids). However, neither our immigrant history or concern for children has been borne out by the rabid reaction to the Central American refugee kids at the border. Their desperate plight has brought out all the xenophobia and badly-spelled signs that the Fox News crowd loves . . . so maybe it's time for a musical updating of the inscription to The Statue Of Liberty (2014 version)
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